By William / www.mcpherson-county-ks.com
LITTLE RIVER – Playing less than 24 hours after their Friday game, the Little River girls found themselves in a defensive battle with Sacred Heart on Saturday with the Lady Redskins pulling out a final eight-point, 34-26, home court victory.
With the win, the Little River girls are now 8-1 for the season now have a few days off before hosting Peabody/Burns on Thursday, January 20.
The Lady Redskins doubled up the Sacred Heart points and took a six-point, 12-6, lead at the end of the first quarter before Sacred Heart held Little River to just five points in the second quarter and pulled to within one point at 17-16 going into the halftime break.
In the final two quarters, the Lady Redskins managed to chisel out a few more points than the visitors in both eight minute periods to earn the hard fought final eight-point victory.
“We won our game against Sacred Heart in a defensive battle,” pointed out Lady Redskin head coach Brent Clark. “I thought both teams played very good defense. They had a particularly good sophomore point guard who scored 14 of their team points, but I thought our girls did a great job of defending her.”
Individually, Aubrey Olander led the team in scoring with 12 points as she recorded a double double due to grabbing 11 rebounds as well.
Lily Boughfman led the team in rebounds with 12 to go along with eight points, three assists, four steals and three blocked shots as she played a solid all-around game.
Alaina Eck led the team in steals with five.
Coach Clark concluded his post-game reflections by talking about the players and team effort when he said, “Ashley (Stephenson) spent most of the game guarding their guard and did an awesome job. Aubrey (Olander) and Lily (Boughfman) were both key players in the game, but it was our TEAM defense that secured the win.”
Sacred Heart at LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS
SCORING: 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Sacred Heart 6 10 4 6 26
LADY REDSKINS 12 5 9 8 34
Sacred Heart = No Team Stats Available.
LADY REDSKINS = FG 12/38 (32%); 3-PTR 0/8 (0%); FT 10/21 (48%); AST 8; REBS 30; TO 21; STLS 16; BLKS 3; PF 14.
LITTLE RIVER LADY REDSKINS INDIVIDUAL SCORING & STAT LEADERS:
Scoring (34 Total Points): Aubrey Olander – 12; Lily Boughfman – 8; Ashley Stephenson – 3; Alaina Eck – 3; MeKenzie Renken – 3; Raelynn Welsh – 2; Amaya Sneath – 2; Elsie Boughfman – 1.
Three-Pointers Made (0): None made.
Rebound Leaders: Lily Boughfman – 12; Aubrey Olander – 11; Alaina Eck – 5.
Assist Leader: Lily Boughfman – 3; Amaya Sneath – 2.
Leader in Steals: Alaina Eck – 5; Lily Boughfman – 4; Amaya Sneath – 3.
Leader in Blocked Shots: Lily Boughfman – 3.